Running in a Disney event has been on my daughter’s bucket list for sometime now. It is so exciting that we can make this dream come true over and over again. One of her favorite characters is Ariel from the Little Mermaid. So, it was only fitting that she would want to run the Princess 5K in an Ariel Run costume.
This mermaid will join the runners world February 2017. The tee was found at Hot Topic.
Every princess needs a crown! Thank you to Melody at Milestones Jewelry on Etsy for the complimentary crown that makes this princess sparkle. Melody is an avid runner . She started started running Marathons about 9 years ago to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma in memory of a friend who lost her battle with this cancer. She has run 8 full marathons, 26.2 miles and countless, Half marathons, 5K’s, 10K’s, Adventure races and Warrior Dashes. After working 30 years in the corporate world it was time to make a change and follow her passion.
After completing her first marathon Melody made a rope anklet with silver block letters “26.2” and a runner girl charm. Friends and fellow runners started requesting to purchase similar running and Triathlon Jewelry for Birthdays and to commemorate Milestones in their own lives. So on a 20 miles training run with a friend, Melody came up with the name Milestones Sports Jewelry and a basic business plan. This was the beginning of her new journey. “Not in my wildest dream did I think the business would become as successful as it has. We now have a thriving business through this store on Etsy, and our main website as well as many retail and wholesale accounts and selling at Triathlon and Running Expos. We have extended our business to include a great line of Fashion Apparel targeted to runners and Triathletes as well.
I hope you will enjoy shopping in our Etsy Store! I think you will find our jewelry, Apparel and accessories to be unique, and original pieces perfect to commemorate your Milestone accomplishments and to give as thoughtful and memorable gifts for your running and Triathlete friends.” (Tabman, 2016)
On a first hand basis I can tell you Melody and her team are dedicated to delivering the highest quality in jewelry for your next run and quality customer service. Her personal goal is complete customer satisfaction.
Here are a few of my top picks from Milestones Jewelry– an Etsy Shop:
Top: Personalized Custom Engraved Heart Bangle, Rhinestone Tiara, and Runner Girl Earrings
Bottom: Princess Tiara Dangle Charm and American Flag Heart Sneaker Charm
It is the skirt that completes the look! You can find this Ariel Skirt and so much more at Rock City Skirts. Amy Maust is the artist behind the sparkle skirts and she started designing them as a fundraiser. She was running the Chicago Marathon to raise money for clean water on Team World Vision. The skirts raised over $800! Her skirts are so admired that she was asked to make more and was led to open Rock City Skirts. “People kept asking me if I would make more and told me I should go into business. I refused. I am a Certified Public Accountant and I wanted to do bookkeeping/ taxes from home. Well…..after enough people told me to start a business (even if it’s not the business I had in mind), I took it as a sign that I should listen. Rock City Skirts came to life and started selling skirts over the internet and on Etsy at the end of November 2012.” (Maust, 2016)
The shop includes many Disney themed skirts and headbands. Amy and her team of super talented sewers are also open to custom designs. So, if you do not see what you are looking for you can work together to customize your very own sparkle skirt.
You are going to love these Sparkle Skirts by Rock City Skirts
! Made in children and adult sizes.
Thank you Amy for the complimentary skirt and inspiring a young runner.